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The various arts, crafts and traditional artifacts of the various states in India are emblematic of the cultural exuberance and composite traditions of the country. Shopping is one of the prime attractions and perhaps the most exotic way to remember India, even when you are back at home. Almost every state has something unique to offer to its tourists.

Some of the most popular shopping items and the places where they can be bought have been mentioned below.

Metal Craft & Ornamentation

– Metal crafts comprises gold enameled ornaments, silverware, brass and copperware. In India, these arts have been practiced since times unknown. For beautiful gold and silver jewellery and metal ornamentation, tourists can go to Lucknow and Muradabad in UP. Miniatures and mythological images in brass and copperware can be purchased from Varanasi and various cities in Orissa, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Stone, Pottery & Wooden Crafts

– Another remarkable art are that of stone and wood which are traditionally manufactures in various villages across the country. Wooden artifacts, images of gods and goddess made in stone and traditional pottery are some of the items tourists can buy. Though each region has its own style of making these crafts but some of the most popular destinations are Midnapur in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan for stone and marble work and Varanasi in UP and Karnataka for wooden handicrafts. Mysore in Karnataka is extremely popular for its sandalwood handicrafts.

Textiles

– India has a huge market of textiles and making it an important buy. Popular textile items are brocade & embroidery at Lucknow and hand block prints from Rajasthan. Carpets, Durries and shawls form an inevitable shopping item for tourists going to Jammu and Kashmir.

Madhubani painting of Bihar, Folk and Phad painting of Rajasthan, Cane and Moonj artifacts from North-East states and precious and semi-precious jewellery from Hyderabad, Rajasthan and Maharashtra are some of the other few things tourists should not miss shopping for.

Following are the list of some of the most popular shopping areas in India -

1. New Delhi - Janpath, GK II, South Ex, Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Palika Bazaar and Chandni Chowk.
2. Mumbai - Colaba Causeway, Chor Bazaar, Linking Road, Crawford Market and Fashion Street.
3. Chennai - Pondy Bazaar, T Nagar, Sahukar Peth.
4. Kolkata - New Market, Fancy Market, Rajendra Lal Mullik Bazaar, Burra Bazaar and City Center Salt Lake.
5. Bangalore - Brigade Road, Cauvery Arts Emporium, Commercial Street and Jayanagar 4th Block.
6. Pune - Laxmi Bazaar, Shivaji Nagar and MG Road.
7. Lucknow - Hazratganj, Aminabad, Alambagh and Chowk.
8. Varanasi - Temple Bazaar, Chowk, Gyan Vapi, Vishwanath Gali, Thatheri Bazaar.
9. Mysore - Cauvery Arts and Crafts Emporium on Sayaji Road.
10. Jaipur - Kishanpol Bazar, Haldiyon Ka Rasta, Mahiharon Ka Rasta, M.I. Road, Jauhari Bazar, Bapu Bazar and Nehru Bazaar.

Shopping is a leisure that tourists should not miss during their trip to India. There are not only local markets ad village bazaars, but these days many shopping malls and uber shopping destination have cropped up in various towns and cities, making the experience of shopping an event to remember.
 

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